A design system is more than a set of guidelines. It creates harmony and clears the way for designers to think co-creatively about what people really need.


Design systems are a beacon for collective creation and a signal to more open design communities, a way to speak the same language and promote collaboration.


A design system should make it easier to make


to build. Why reinvent the wheel or solve the same problems arbitrarily, especially when we’re trying to inspire the world to achieve more?


Static policies won’t serve our needs or solve customer problems, and design systems need to stay tuned and flexible to new behaviors, new technology, new businesses, and new ways of working.


The essence of design is a verb


to think and to make. To design. For design systems to scale today we need to take that actionable notion and evolve it from that lone visionary to the design collective.


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